Yahoo! Sports Minute
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog7 hrs ago
Force and Sully have only been around for four years. But the Vancouver Canucks superfans — aka The Green Men — have achieved a level of notoriety unparalleled in today's NHL. The duo have over 50,000 followers on Twitter and were even warned by the league in 2011 to tone down their act. What exactly do they do? Well, if you're not familiar, here's a quick tutorial on YouTube. The full-body, spandex suit-wearing pair were given the ultimate honor Tuesday night during Vancouver's away game against the Minnesota Wild. That's where Nordy, the Wild mascot, dressed up like our heroes.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog1 day ago
To say that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had a big game on Monday Night Football would be an understatement. The 24-year-old accounted for all of his team's points against the Detroit Lions in an 18-16 victory that was critical for both squads' playoff hopes. Tucker's 61-yard boot with 38 seconds remaining was a franchise-record and proved to be the game-winner. The performance was also magical from a fantasy football perspective — a fact not lost on the second-year pro during his postgame interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters:
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog2 days ago
Houston Rockets guard James Harden has become — at least in the eyes of former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant — one of the NBA's top 10 players. Harden's rapid ascent up the list has come in spite of flopping and occasional lackadaisical defense. But one thing that can't be questioned is the 24-year-old's tenacity. That grit was on full display Sunday.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog5 days ago
NBA commissioner David Stern is scheduled to step down from his post on Feb. 1, 2014. Perhaps then — and only then — the 71-year-old will be out of the spotlight. But until that day, Stern will be under the microscope and have cameras trained on him at all times. Thursday night was one of those times. And unfortunately for the longest-tenured commissioner in North American professional sports, Stern was caught choking on water.
The innocuous — but hilarious — moment occurred while Stern was attending the Los Angeles Clippers-Brooklyn Nets game (which the Nets won 102-93). He took a swig from his bottle and thus, the GIF that keeps on giving:
It was an eventful week for Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan — for all the wrong reasons. First, Jordan got tangled up with Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten and experienced a different kind of wardrobe malfunction.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog5 days ago
Generally speaking, hockey players seem to be the most down-to-earth out of all professional athletes. NHLers have certainly taken the ugly Christmas sweater thing to a whole new level. So when Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle was captured waving to a young fan after the little guy got his attention by banging on the glass in a recent game, it should come as no surprise. But what about that moment of sheer elation by the kid that followed? How priceless is that?
As Puck Daddy Greg Wyshysnki points out, Coyle is pretty much still a kid himself. The 21-year-old moved back in with his parents in the offseason of his rookie year. So connecting with the younger demographic isn't a surprise. But it sure is cute!
A bolt from the blue
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog6 days ago
Orlando Magic power forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis is generally a happy-go-lucky kind of guy (except when there's no vacancy at the inn). The former Celtic claims he's the lightest he's been since eighth grade — so, following a 92-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night that snapped a Magic six-game losing streak, you figured he might be in a good mood. Fox Sports Florida reporter Dante Marchitelli found that out first-hand during his postgame interview with Davis.Wed, Dec 184:00 PM PSTCharlotte at TorontoPreview Game
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog7 days ago
They're two of the most well-known athletes of the last 50 years. But don't expect former NFL great Jim Brown to be sending five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant a Christmas card anytime soon.
Of course, you might think because the pair are icons in their respective sports, they're part of an elite fraternity. But Brown was critical of Bryant during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday night for breaking ranks in that fraternity. When the talk show host brought up the name of the Los Angeles Lakers star, Brown offered his candid thoughts on Bryant immediately:
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog8 days ago
Janet Jackson's performance during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show made the figure of speech famous — or infamous, depending on one's perspective. Since that fateful day in Houston nearly a decade ago, there have been several other "wardrobe malfunctions" relating to the sports world. There were the exploits of Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn back in 2009. Then there was an Andray Blatche fan immortalizing another uniform foul-up. But the fate that befell Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan Monday night was embarrassing for another reason altogether.Wed, Dec 187:30 PM PSTNew Orleans at LA ClippersPreview Game
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog9 days ago
It's hard to imagine how much time and thought goes into the selection of an athlete's intro music. Whether the intent is to build hype during a starting lineup announcement or prime an appearance at the plate, choosing just one song from a never-ending library of possible anthems must be hard. So if you're Kobe Bryant, making one of the most prominent returns to the court, where do you go for musical inspiration? The Dark Side.
- Angela Sun at Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog12 days ago
The first month-plus of the NBA season hasn't quite gone as planned for the Brooklyn Nets. Between their head coach getting fined for strategically spilling drinks, one of their veteran players being out significant time due to a broken bone in his right hand and the ouster of its supposed top assistant coach, the team some predicted would compete with the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers for Eastern Conference supremacy has been a laughingstock. The awkwardness continued Thursday night with another Atlantic Division disappointment — the crosstown rival New York Knicks.Wed, Dec 184:30 PM PSTWashington at BrooklynPreview Game